Yankees ain't all bad

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by fwmud, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    article from Readers Digest;

    "Greeting heros the Maine way"
    Bangor may be small remote,but when American soliders return from overseas,the airport here is usually the first touchdown on US soil.Most of them aren't home yet,but for 14 years and 1037 flights carrying 190,011 troops, the people of bangor have greeted them as if they were.
    Back in 1991,folks here had such much fun cheering returning desert Storm troops home, they decided to greet every flight.
    When the soliders stroll in to the "greeting room" Bill Knight, a WW II vet leads the well wishing.It's all time for cheers, no politics. Not all the greeters agree with this Iraq war. But many remember the conflict that dogged returning Vietnam vets."It's our hope that no military person will ever step back onto American soil to an ungrateful nation. We can asure you that will never happen in Bangor Maine."

    Words and thoughts to live by in my opinion.
     
  2. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    Excellent post Keith

    Heroes welcomed home to a well deserved welcome home

    Way to go Maine
     

  3. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    that a neat thing that they are doing.



    question...............why would you refer to yankees being anything less than good ?
    i really do not like the Y word, and would appreciate you useing
    northern hemisphereically broadcasted american from now on.

    and i;m sure us other yankees feel the same way:p
     
  4. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Yep not all them Yankees are all bad …. LOL had to get that one in there DRC… LOL
     
  5. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    Last time I was in the UK all US citizens were referred to as Yanks or Yankees so if you were born either North or South of the Mason Dixon line we all are Yankees according to the English.

    "northern hemisphereically broadcasted american" that was very good. I guess I would be a southern-English-Scottish-Irish American? Na..... just an American. Never trusted hyphenated titles :D :D

    Mike
     
  6. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Great Post Keith!!!

    Ps DRC there are southerners and those who wish they were, LOL!!!! :D :D :D
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Oh yes we are! LOL! Good post Keith.
     
  8. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Nothing wrong with yanks except their diet and finding sweet ice tea up there can be a challenge in places.
     
  9. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    You serious? Sweet iced tea? :sick-big:

    You got me all fulla the chills. ick! :thumbdown

    No joke, Eh? And you actually drink it? D'ya do it to be macho or is it a choice or is it a secret sign of southernness... to show you're "one-a them".


    lol
     
  10. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    Thats one of the reasons a lot of "northenerns" are so sour acting. They don't get enough sweet in their diets.
    (particulaly those from mich) LOL
     
  11. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Sweet tea is a right of passage. If you can't drink it, yer a yank!!

    lol

    :p
     
  12. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    all of my family is from arkansas except my siblings some how
    my folks thought we needed relocation LOL
    all of us drank sweet tea except my brother......this freak likes it plain.
    mom would have to make him his own pitcher:rolleyes: .

    after all these years of drinking sweet tea i finally can take it unsweetened
    i dont know why but i have acquired a taste for that and a few vegtables i never would eat as a kid or young adult.

    oh my god am i slowly turning into an old fart allready?:eek:


    LMAO
     
  13. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    No Darryl, you are turning into an old Yankee, LMAO!!! It's not to late yet, you can still recover from this, LOL!!!